Primátor Weizenbier
Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #100
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #24,073
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
91
From:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
 
Czech Republic
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  26
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by velkyal:
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velkyal from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a wonderful marmalade orange with a slightly ivory head which disappeared rather quickly - a fact I am putting down to not owning a proper wheat beer glass and so drinking it from my Purkmistr glass.

Being a hefewiezen it is naturally cloudy, which is actually something I like in a beer, being a fan of kvasnicové beers.

The beer smells like oranges as well, ripe Seville oranges promising a burst of bitterness followed by a delicate sweetness, with floral hints from the Saaz hops.

In the mouth this beer is an absolute delight, tart, refreshing, with crisp bitterness, which doesn't overwhelm the palate, and again the motif of a thick cut orange marmalade.

There is a nice balance of medium sweetness with medium bitterness.

Oct 03, 2008
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Jakem883 from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 01, 2020
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Apr 13, 2020
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Latarnik from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 24, 2019
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canucklehead from Canada

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A czech Hefe is a cool idea and this is a nice take on the style. Lighter than most German versions but with a creamy smooth mouthfeel this is well made. The nose is not very prominent but the taste has the right banana and clove combination. I have had English style ales and mead like ales from Czech lately so I invite other styles than pils showing up on the shelf.

Sep 14, 2007
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RocketWidget from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An impressive beer. Pours a gold cloudy color with orange subcolors. Carbonation is really good, stays fizzy all the way, and leaves a milky white, lacy head that stays with the beer. Smell is of fresh grain, perhaps slight citrus flavors. Taste is not amazingly complex, but it is bold and wheaty, tingling the tongue with hoppy flavors. Though Wiessbier is not my favorite style, this is one of the best of it's kind that I have had.

Dec 19, 2003
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Zorro from California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Very cloudy yellow colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Highly aromatic, strong on the banana and lighter on the clove scents. Medium level of medicinal smelling phenols. But this beer just plain smells like a banana.

Semi-dry with a strong banana taste. Clove is stronger in the taste than the scent but this is still a banana tasting beer.

Overall a Hefeweizen I can recommend.

Aug 24, 2014
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Manta200 from Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 24, 2020
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friendofthedevil from California

3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall a fairly average example of the Hefe Weizen style. Of course, I'll give compliments to Pivovar Nachod for venturing into relatively exotic territory in a country dominated by the big P. The color was pleasantly cloudy and tan, verging on golden. Its smell reminded me of pleasant Bavarian summer days and my first impressions were quite good from this offering. The taste, however was something to be improved upon. While I normally expect a fairly thick, but clear mouthfeel from the Hefe Weizen style, this beer felt almost like a watered down example of this. The taste itself was not bad in any way, but not particularly stellar either - a slight hop character mixed with heavy carbonation and a very minimal wheatiness. Still something that I'd occasionally go back to, but not one that I was overly and positively impacted by.

Apr 01, 2007
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eric5bellies from Australia

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Weihestephaner weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy Golden Orange colour with a two fingered head that reduces to a film and laces.

S - Not much on the nose except some sticky citrus.

T - Nice banana flavoutr and finishes witha sticky sweet citrus flavour.

M - Light to medium body and carbomnantion, true to the style.

D - I like this beer, but not over the major German varieties

Feb 26, 2011
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thierrynantes from France

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2004.

Apperance : golden color, with a creamy white head.
Smell : pear ester with a hint of clove (wheat in the nose)
Taste and mouthfeel : Light yeastiness on the palate with pear, banana, delicate spicy notes
Drinkability : a good beer in Hefeweizen style

Mar 24, 2008
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Graham5161986 from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a cloudy, orangy yellow with a 2 finger white head that reduces to a thin film that leave a bit of lacing. Quite a bit of visible sediment.

S: banana, coriander and cloves on the nose with a nice citrusy zest.

T: very well pronounced banana flavour, yeasty, a touch of spice and an orangy sweetness that lingers on the finish - quite impressive for a Czech version of this German style

M: light and creamy witha good kick of carbonation and a smooth, refreshing finish.

D: Im quite a big fan of both beers I have tried from this brewery (This and their premium lager). This one delivers the true essence of a proper German Hefe and have some very nicely balanced and well pronounced flavours. I could definitely see myself drinking a ton of these in the summer time. Still, I would drink it all year-round. Very nice, very refreshing, well done Primator.

Jan 15, 2008
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sprucetip from Alaska

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pivorvarsky Klub in Prague. Pours pale hazy golden with fluffy white head, very good retention and thick lacing. Quite active as well.

Smells like a fresh, German style wheat beer should. Bubble gujm, banana and clove balanced delightfully. Yum.

Tastes like the nose. They pretty much nailed it. Wow! I count myself as one who enjoys and appreciates a good German style wheat beer, but I don't remember the last time I enjoyed one so much. Sweetness and light hops add complexity to the yesty-wheaty goodness.

Nicely carbonated, creamy, smooth, crisp and clean.

Way too easy to drink, and wicked tasty. My guess is that it wouldn't be quite this nice from a bottle. Very much impressed. Well done.

Nov 11, 2010
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of banana, some cloves. Taste is banana, cloves, wheat, tasty and highly refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a delicious beer worth seeking out.

Apr 21, 2015
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rvdoorn from Netherlands

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on a sunny day during my holiday in Slovakia. The beer pours a cloudy, yellow-orange color with an enormous fluffy, yellow-white head that stayed very long. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Sweet-fresh (a bit like orange), strong wheat, and spicy (clove)

Taste: Sweet (banana??), spicy (clove, which appears to the foreground when the beer warms up) and some typical wheat. There is some nice, very light bitterness in the aftertaste. The sweetness and bitterness of this beer are very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very very soft. Rolls the tongue, creamy and smooth. Medium carbonation.

What a good beer for the brewing style. Can easily compete with, or defeat, most of its German counterparts. Will never refuse another one.

Aug 24, 2009
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PapaEugene from Netherlands

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer from rvdoorn after he returned from his holiday to Slowakia. He was very positive about it, so my expectations were rather high.

A: Poored it into my Erdinger jubilee glass. Dark yellow color with a big bubbly white head that just slowly diminished.

S: Yeast smell is rahter dominant. Coriander is there, some orange and and a hint of banana.

T: It's a weizen for sure but I taste also similarites with the witte trapist of La Trappe (beig a different class of beer). Yeast, lemon, grape sugars, some hops and a slight bitterness.

M: Medium/high carbonation, creamy and a semi-dry mouthfeel.

D: Good.... but I'll be depending on rvdoorn for another round of this one.

Sep 05, 2009
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4.8% ABV.

Sep 29, 2018
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 29, 2017
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GhostPants from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jan 02, 2013
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mmahut from Czech Republic

4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had few bottles of this, however fresh cag was the best

A: Strong golden to bronze colour with small head.

S: Oranges, forest fruits, lemons and some sugar. No alcoholic smell.

T: Fruity -- oranges, lemons, mangos, banana with spicy sub-tone of malt.

M: Medium body with low carbonation, comfortable after taste.

D: One of the best weises I've had. Genial for a beer garden.

May 29, 2010
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superspak from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange, pear, banana, bubblegum, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, pear, banana, bubblegum, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness, yeast spice, and wheat tang on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Dec 04, 2016
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emincems from Turkey

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mar 19, 2018
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Twal from Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.7%

Apr 02, 2013
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flyingpig from Scotland

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle in Ahold Supermarket, Prague Old Town (17Czk):
Cloudy yellow, a large foamy white head & good retention. Nice lacing too.

Clove & banana, some bubblegum & a mix of sweet notes including sugar & background fruits. Citrus, in particular orange feature & the beer seems quite fresh.

Bubblegum, banana & clove dominate with orange & citrus plus some coriander around the middle. A traditional, German style taste with some nice sweetness & a touch of spice from the subtle hops that come through too.

Smooth, almost creamy with good carbonation & a lively feel. Spice & a light tang from the citrus helped the beer down & the body was a medium one.

A very good beer & as my first Czech brewed hefeweizen it didn't disappoint & could easily be ranked alongside some of the better German offerings of the style. I'll be picking up again if it ever makes its way into the UK.

May 05, 2014
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Everydayoff from Thailand

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy orange amber color with very thick creamy white head that stays with great retention, it slowly subsides to everlasting foamy crown along with lots of sticky lacing, high visible carbonation.

The aroma is all what you can expect from German’s Hefeweizen; clove forwards, then bubble gum, some spice, banana, citrus, some yeasty tartness, and bready malt.

Sweetness sweeps all over with a quality of bready malt, yeast is not going anywhere but thereafter takes over the palate by a note of banana ester together with clove spiciness and mild tartness. Hop is traditionally muted with just very slight bitterness undertone.

Medium body, smooth mouthfeel and soft effervescence flow through the palate from some lively carbonation, quite refreshing, dry finish.

Hefeweizen from Czech Republic, and I must say yes it is straight to the point. Truly like German’s brew and perhaps better in some case.

Aug 19, 2016
Primátor Weizenbier from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 91 ratings